Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino, Michael Parkhurst pre-MLS Cup presser Pt. 1 (12.6.18) #mlscup #sportsinqurier #atlutd

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst plays ball in contest
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Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst and manager Tata Martino on MLS Cup Media Day on Dec. 6. In this portion of the press conference, the two men discuss the matchup against the Portland Timbers, having home-field advantage, contributions of current United player Darlington Nagbe,  and Parkhurst’s role as captain of the team.

Atlanta United Pre-MLS Cup presser Tata Martino, Michael Parkhurst Pt. 1 (12.6.18)

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Tata Martino post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb

Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
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The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Tata Martino following his team’s 3-0 home win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25. Topics included thoughts on the win, adjusting to New York not pressing on defense, the contributions of Franco Escobar at defense, the play of Tito Villalba and Ezequiel Barco off the bench and the importance of keeping intensity for the second leg in New York on Nov. 29.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino post-New York City FC presser 11.11.18 #mlscupplayoffs #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited #nycfc

Atlanta United Tata Martino
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino following his team’s 3-1 home win over New York City FC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the MLS Playoffs. Atlanta advanced on 4-1 on aggregate goals. Topics included thoughts on the win, advancing to the Conference Finals, the support of the Atlanta fans and the play of Miles Robinson.